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I am 59 years old and recently retired. I have had a lifelong struggle with weight. I have asthma and high blood pressure. Recently I was told by my Dr. that I was prediabetic. This news really put a fire under me and I am determined to lose weight and get fit once and for all. I am going to the gym regularly and have just joined group sessions of personal training. As far as weight goes I am not concentrating on numbers just getting healthy and feeling better. Since I have started going to the ...
I am 59 years old and recently retired. I have had a lifelong struggle with weight. I have asthma and high blood pressure. Recently I was told by my Dr. that I was prediabetic. This news really put a fire under me and I am determined to lose weight and get fit once and for all. I am going to the gym regularly and have just joined group sessions of personal training. As far as weight goes I am not concentrating on numbers just getting healthy and feeling better. Since I have started going to the gym regularly, I am 10 pounds down but even better have more energy and my skin glows. I am hoping the spark site will help with that fire I have lighted.




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Member Since: 11/29/2011

SparkPoints: 34,233

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My Goals:
I would love to reach a healthy weight to prevent diabetes 2. Most of all, I would like to be able to maintain this healthier weight.

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Basically, I am following just common sense healthy, clean eating. Also, as a former Weight Watchers I have lots of recipes. I am working out at the gym 3-4 times a week. In addition, I am trying group personal training for the next 12 weeks.

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I am recently retired after working for 32 years at the New Westminster Public Library. I was a Reference Librarian specializing in historical photographs and local history. I live in Vancouver, B.C. Canada with my husband Steve and twin sons Gavin and Ryan.

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SWEETNEEY
3/13/2015 8:21:57 AM

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SLENDERIZINGSUE
1/28/2015 9:20:02 AM



Happy Wednesday, Wendy!



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FELINEBETTER
1/27/2015 2:02:45 PM

I think you did fabulous on the cruise, Wendy! Especially because of the copious amounts of food offered day and night! Taking a 20 day cruise will definitely be more of a challenge but I think you're easily up for that! Hit the gym and/or Zumba classes. You'll be fine! Enjoy! emoticon



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SWEETNEEY
1/27/2015 7:59:34 AM

I agree you do feel better when you eat properly. I find that you don't realize that until you eat poorly. But I guess you have to remember that.



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CINDYAST
1/26/2015 7:00:40 PM

I totally understand your tech comment, although I don't exactly know what a "luddite" is, thinking it must be "challenged" in an area! lol! I'm in the same boat as I just got my first smart phone and it has been a learning curve. I'm going to have to ask someone how to post photos onto a blog from the phone. Your 20 day cruise through the Panama Canal sounds amazing! If you decide to go, it would be a trip to remember! Thanks for your encouragement about being so close to my goal, my son just got engaged and I really want to lose those last five pounds. Have a great week!



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